Back to gallery

Answering the call: West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters

Photo detail

West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters train Sept. 17 at the Hayden fire training facility.

Stories this photo appears in:

Tease photo

Answering the call: How Routt County fire departments are coping with dwindling staffing levels

Across the United States, fire departments that rely on volunteers and minimally paid firefighters are struggling to fill their ranks. It is no different here in Routt County, and local officials increasingly are growing concerned. They said local staffing levels not only put their firefighters at risk, they also increase response times, putting lives and property at risk.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.